Defense cost control (31 - 40 of 99 items)
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Executive Compensation at The Aerospace Corporation
NSIAD-95-75: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed executive compensation at The Aerospace Corporation, which operates an Air Force-sponsored federally funded research and development center (FFRDC).GAO found that: (1) as of September 1994, Aerospace employed 32 senior management personnel (referred to as Aerospace executives), 12 of which were corporate officers; (2) the officers' total annual com...
Reengineering Organizations: Results of a GAO Symposium
NSIAD-95-34: Published: Dec 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the framework for reorganizing the Department of Defense's (DOD) business practices, focusing on the results of a GAO symposium on private-sector reengineering practices.GAO noted that: (1) five principles for effective reengineering emerged from the GAO-sponsored symposium; (2) while these principles are not intended to be an all-inclusive list on...
Environment: DOD's New Environmental Security Strategy Faces Barriers
NSIAD-94-142: Published: Sep 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental security strategy, focusing on changes made to the DOD organizational structure for environmental management.GAO found that: (1) the revised DOD strategy for protecting the environment focuses on cleanup, compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, and technology; (2) in order to su...
NSIAD-94-254R: Published: Aug 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's implementation of the Army Tactical Command and Control Systems (ATCCS) program, focusing on changes in the program's development and acquisition plans. GAO noted that: (1) the Army is planning to replace its present 300 series computers without considering options to maximize their use; (2) a more cost-effective alternative would be to use a combination of existing and upg...
Defense Business Operations Fund
NSIAD-94-151R: Published: Apr 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of the Defense Business Operations Fund (DBOF) at selected military installations, focusing on: (1) the impact DBOF has had at the customer and provider level; and (2) problems managers are having with DBOF implementation. GAO noted that: (1) DBOF implementation has had minimal impact at the customer and provider level; (2) customers hav...
DOD Budget: Evaluation of Defense Science Board Report on Funding Shortfalls
NSIAD-94-139: Published: Apr 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Science Board Task Force's report on the fiscal years 1994 through 1999 Future Years Defense Program.GAO found that: (1) the task force's estimated savings from defense management report decisions (DMRD) could be overstated by $9 billion to $11 billion; (2) the funding shortfalls are a result of delayed DMRD implementation plans and unr...
1994 DOD Budget: Potential Reductions to the Operation and Maintenance Programs
NSIAD-93-295BR: Published: Sep 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' operation and maintenance (O&M) budget requests for fiscal year 1994, focusing on whether O&M accounts should be funded as requested.GAO found that: (1) potential reductions and rescissions to the services' 1994 O&M budget total $6.7 billion; (2) between fiscal years 1989 and 1992, the services had $1.197 billion in unobligat...
Defense Civilian Downsizing: Challenges Remain Even With Availability of Financial Separation Incentives
NSIAD-93-194: Published: May 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an update on: (1) the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) civilian work force reductions; (2) some of the problems and consequences resulting from DOD civilian downsizing; and (3) a preliminary assessment of DOD initial use of financial separation incentives.GAO found that: (1) DOD has reduced its civilian work force by 127,000 positions; (...
Navy Carrier Battle Groups: The Structure and Affordability of the Future Force
NSIAD-93-74: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO provided information on policy considerations, future requirements, and force structure of carrier battle groups, focusing on: (1) the size and makeup of future naval carrier forces in response to reduced defense spending; and (2) alternatives for meeting national security requirements with fewer carriers.GAO found that: (1) changes in the international security environment shifted the U.S. st...
Mission-Critical Systems: Defense Attempting to Address Major Software Challenges
IMTEC-93-13: Published: Dec 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) mission-critical systems, focusing on: (1) common software development problems affecting these systems; (2) factors contributing to their continued operation; and (3) actions DOD is taking to address software development problems.GAO found that: (1) management, requirements definition, and testing problems contrib...